3.957 call for papers: MLA 1990 (62)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Wed, 24 Jan 90 20:03:49 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 957. Wednesday, 24 Jan 1990.

Date: Tue, 23 Jan 90 19:22:36 EST
From: unhd!psc90!jdg@uunet.UU.NET (Dr. Joel Goldfield)
Subject: MLA Discussion Group, call for papers


Discussion Group on Computer Studies in Language & Literature
Modern Language Association Convention, Dec. 27-30, 1990
Chicago, Illinois

"Quantitative Methods in Language and Literature Studies:
Uses & Abuses"

Two or three discussions of intelligent, successful case studies,
methodological and/or strategic applications of quantitative thinking
in language or literature studies will be featured in this program.
At least one other study will, we hope, focus on a significant
misapplication or error in the use of quantitative methods or,
alternatively, outline and illustrate the theoretical and applied pros
and cons of computers and quantitative methods in language and literature

The Executive Committee will tend to favor the work of colleagues
who state that they will not read more than 50% of their presentation.

Please mail or e-mail a 1,000-word abstract or a paper (5-8 pages,
double-spaced) as well as a list of any anticipated equipment needs by
March 15, 1990, to:

Postal mail: Dr. Joel D. Goldfield
Dept. of Foreign Languages
Plymouth State College
Plymouth, NH 03264

E-mail: JOELG@PSC.bitnet

(Telephone: 603-536-5000, ext. 2277)

NOTES: All prospective presenters must be members of the MLA by April 1,
1990. All e-mail submissions should be followed as soon as possible by
a clearly readable printout which must arrive by March 22, 1990, in order
for the paper to be considered. We will inform all applicants of their
status by April 9th.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: C. Ruth Sabol, West Chester University (1990)
Joel D. Goldfield, Plymouth State College (1991), Chair
Nancy M. Ide, Vassar College (1992)
Robert Ponterio, State Univ. College of New York,
Cortland (1993)
Willard L. McCarty, U. of Toronto (1994)